I have long been an admirer of Shivesh’s work on instagram, under the handle @bakewithshivesh. A 20 year old Delhi based baker and blogger, Shivesh has been an inspiration for many and rightly so. Recently I got the opportunity to collaborate with him on some recipe videos for TeaBox. Today I am sharing these Orange spiced cookies which are perfect for Christmas cookie baking.
I love this time of the year. Being a secular country Indians celebrate all the important holidays of different religions. Growing up, Christmas was a fun time for us. We had winter break from school, which generally started on 23rd December. The Air Force Wives’ Welfare Association would organize special children programs for us kids. Preparation for these would start days in advance, and I would always participate in some form or the other. Once I was part of the christmas carol choir, another time a play, and quite a number of times in the fancy dress competition. The best part of the evening would be when Santa Claus would come in a fire engine with gifts that had been pre handed to him by our parents. Candies and chocolate would be handed too. My mom’s Christian friend always sent her awesome christmas cake home which was enjoyed by us for days. Christmas also falls two days before my birthday and a day before my parents’ anniversary so our celebration would continue for days. This time of the year is always filled with family time, and baking. Lots of baking.
Classic Linzer cookies are made from shortbread dough that is baked and then slathered with jam to make a sandwich cookie of sorts. These cookies that I am sharing today get a twist with the Orange Spice tea from Tea Box, which has star anise, cinnamon, orange peel and cloves making it perfect for these christmas theme cookies. Shivesh adds the whole tea leaves in the dough itself, lending the cookies a lovely orange and spice flavor.
It was so much fun shooting this video for Bake with Shivesh and hope you enjoy the video I conceptualized and created for him. For the full recipe check Shivesh’s blog, Bake with Shivesh.
I know its been a while since I shared a recipe video on the blog, and I hope you like this one. For more recipe videos made by me you, click here.
- Video: MuddyChoux Photography/ The Novice Housewife A
- Recipe: Shivesh Bhatia, Bake with Shivesh
- Brand: TeaBox India
- Music: feelin good by purple-planet.com